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Moonfleet Manor Experiences

Experiences make memories. Whether you're after adventure or relaxation this summer and autumn, be inspired with our selection of the best experiences that Moonfleet and Dorset have to offer.

Beach time

We are lucky that there are many beautiful beaches on the Dorset coast. If you head into Weymouth you will find the traditional seaside beach – with around 3 miles of sandy beach you will be able to pick a nice spot to enjoy. If you aren’t after sand then perhaps head to Chesil Beach – you can head to the visitor centre on Portland or to Abbotsbury to get onto the beach.

Our Reception team can provide a list of beaches close to the hotel, or a little further afield, for you to explore.

Coastal Path

We’re proud supporters of the South West Coast Path, you can access it at the bottom of our garden. You can head west to Abbotsbury or east to Portland. You will walk along the edge of the Fleet Lagoon, enjoy beautiful views of Chesil beach and you may also spot some wildlife along the way.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking

Weymouth Water sports offer hire of stand-up paddle boards and kayaks so that you can explore the beautiful coastline, all part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Jurassic Coast.

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens

A short drive from the hotel you will find these 18th century gardens. With 20 acres with many exotic plants, there are formal and informal gardens, with woodland walks and walled gardens. You will also be able to take in some stunning views of the Jurassic Coast.

Abbotsbury Swannery

This is the only place in the world you can walk through the heart of a mute colony of swans. In early May many of the Cygnets were born and you are able to walk through the 2 acre site and watch these peaceful birds.

Hardy’s Monument

A short drive from the hotel you will find Hardy’s Monument. Whilst this National Trust monument is currently closed, the car park is open and from there you can take a walk in the rolling hills of the Dorset countryside. There are number of routes sign posted from the car park.

Time for a G&T

Relax and enjoy one of our Special Moonfleet G&T cocktails; sit out on the terrace and enjoy views of the beautiful Jurassic Coast. If you’d prefer something different then we are sure you will find something to suit on our Cocktail list.

Contact our Restaurant team for further details

Afternoon tea at the hotel

Our afternoon teas are a quintessential English treat. You can enjoy them in one of our comfy lounges or on the terrace (fingers crossed for blue skies!)

Contact our Reception team to book

Pamper treatments

Bring harmony to your mind and body and stimulate your senses with one of our Elemis pamper treatments. Our expert therapists will be able to advise you of the best treatment for your needs, as well as products to continue the routines at home.

Contact our Reception team to book or see treatment menu online


A must whilst you are on holiday in Weymouth. Grab our crab lines, nets, buckets from the team in reception. Be sure to ask them advice on the best place to catch these critters (normally Weymouth Harbour is a good bet) and tell them when you are back how many you caught!

Pick up a picnic 

We can pack you off with a delicious picnic if you are heading out for the day  - we can even advise of the best hidden spots to enjoy it!

This can be pre-booked up to 12hrs before with our Reception team

Dorset Wildlife Trail

Our new outdoor trail around our grounds will ask you to help find some of Dorset’s favourite wildlife. You can collect a map from reception or the crèche and collect the clues along the way – make sure you return it when finished to collect your prize!

Whatever you do on your family escape in Dorset, we hope that you will feel relaxed, recharged and make memories that last a lifetime.